Review by Ender10000
Big Bite is TFC toy's take on the Seacon, Skalor. Big bite comes packaged in a heavy weight cardboard box with cut foam interior. Included with Big Bite are color instructions (with comic), two guns, two swords, stat card (paper stock) and combined mode hand. Big Bite stands almost exactly 7 inches tall, putting him firmly in the Voyager scale.
The first thing that jumped out at me upon handling Big Bite for the first time was just how much he DIDN'T feel like something TFC would put out. Until very recently, TFC has lagged behind other 3rd party manufactures in terms of, well, everything really. That said, Big Bite is light years of ahead of everything they have done up to this point, including Hades. Maybe someone should check on MMC and Unique toys designers and make sure they haven't been kidkapped......
Big bite comes with four weapons, two guns and two swords. Both of the guns have flip out barrels that extend the length of the gun. Unfortunately, there is no official storage for any of the weapons beyond holding them, although people have come up with some creative fan modes.
Articulation is above average in most areas. The shoulder have an enormous range, and the elbows have a hidden double hinge that shows off some very unique engineering. The torso has an ab crunch thanks to a dedicated combiner mode elbow joint. The hips have excellent range, and the knees can get just about a 90 degree bend. The only area where I found the articulation to be lacking at all was in the ankles, where the side to side tilt is a little limited.
Paint apps are spares to be sure, but what few there are, are nice and crisp, although he could have definitely used a few more to break up some of the solid colored plastic.
Transformation from robot mode to alt mode is a little more in depth than some transformers, but not difficult.
Alt mode is very unique to say the least. It features a large articulated mouth with movable teeth. The arms have three points of articulation and have a deceptive amount of range. The fish tail has three ball joints and a swivel joint for the very base. I thought for sure that alt mode would be unbalanced, but surprising, he has no issues standing in a variety of poses.
As with robot mode, there is no real weapon storage, but you can cheat a little with the guns.
Big Bite has five modes, robot, monster, target master, arm, and leg. I was a little disappointed to find that Big Bite doesn't come with the parts for leg mode / target master mode. Despite that, arm mode is pretty cool, for a giant disembodied arm. I love the way that the combiner arm comes out of the monster mouth.
To summarize, there is an awful lot to like about Big Bite and very little not to. Big Bite just might be the best 3rd party bot I have bought this year. I haven't been this excited for a combiner team since MMC's Feral Cons took the 3rd party world by storm. If you're a fan of Pirahanacon, or the seacons in general, Big Bite should be an easy purchase.
|Posted 3 July, 2016 - 06:22 by Ender10000|
Comments2 comments posted
Great review, love the backdrop and lighting - sets the toy off perfectly.
Personally, I'm not into getting 3rd party TF's but I have a strong nostalgic love for the Seacons.